Each NHS organisation must have a Caldicott Guardian in place who safeguards the use of personal confidential data and authorises the use of personal confidential data within the CCG.
A Caldicott Guardian is an expert on confidentiality issues and access to patient and service user records. The post is held by a senior person, who is responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient and service user information and enabling appropriate information sharing.
The NHS Bexley CCG Caldicott Guardian is Dr Sid Deshmukh. Dr Deshmukh can offer advice and information on queries about safeguarding the confidentiality of patient or service user information.
You can contact the Caldicott Guardian by email at BexCCG.Caldicott@nhs.net , or by letter:
Dr Sid Deshmukh
NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group
221 Erith Road Bexleyheath Kent
More information about the role of Caldicott Guardians is available from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.